HTC's bezel-less U11 Plus allegedly shows up in benchmarks, reveals specs


At this point most tech enthusiasts know about the Google/HTC deal where the latter sold a bunch of its talent and intellectual property to the former. And at least for a while this is going to be the most interesting fact about the troubled Taiwanese phone maker — until it starts releasing new noteworthy devices, to be exact.

And if what we've been hearing is true, this might come sooner than most people expect — invites seem to have been sent out for a November 2 launch event a couple of days ago. And from what we know, there will be at least two new devices: a mid-ranger called the U11 Life, and an upgrade over the existing U11 known as the U11 Plus.

And today, a couple of benchmark listings may give us a glimpse at the latter's specs. They show a device running the Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of RAM, a 6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440, and a 12 MP rear and an 8 MP front camera. And the best part is that said device (code named HTC Master with a model name HTC 2Q4D1) seems to also be running Android 8.0 Oreo — though this isn't that big of a news considering its flagship specs.

And this seems to fall pretty neatly in line with what we've previously heard about the HTC U11 Plus — essentially, it's going to be the U11 but stuffed in a taller, bezel-less form factor. In fact, these specs perfectly match the ones we heard a couple of weeks back. This can be read one of two ways: either the rumors were all true, or someone faked the two listings based on said information.

Whatever the case, we'll find out soon enough — here's hoping the new devices will be enough to pull the company out of Google's shadow.

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